18 Mar

DIY Personalized Life Planner


I’ve always been a fan of Erin Condren’s Life Planners. I’m constantly trying to stay on top of my days and its ever changing landscape. I was tempted to get one this year but I figured I needed it to be even more personalized for my needs. I have a checklist system that works really well for me and I also needed a section just for the blog. Because of these prerequisites I decided to make one of my own. The process wasn’t all that bad. Just a couple hours spent searching for calendar printable and designing. And then a few more hours spent on printing. Once it was all done I took my new personalized calendar to my local office max, where I had the front and back pages laminated and the entire book bound. I want to say the whole thing cost me around $12. If you don’t have the time I would suggest getting one of Erin’s Life Planners. I’ve heard wonderful things about them. But if you do have the time and would like a more personalized planner, then I hope you try this option out. Let me know if you have any questions…Happy Planning Everyone!



10 thoughts on “DIY Personalized Life Planner

  1. Hi Kayla,

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


    The cover, back cover, notes and checklists pages I designed myself using word.

    The Monthly Calendar I got from thetomkatstudio: http://www.scribd.com/doc/116207335/2013-Full-Page-Calendar-TomKat-Studio

    For the blog calendar I added my own social Icons using this social media font: http://www.fontspace.com/matt-grey-design/social-networking-icons

    The weekly calendar I got from Artsy Fartsy Mama: http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/01/lets-get-organized-printable.html

    The Clean House checklist I got from Christina McLauchlin: http://www.organizeforfree.com/2012/05/09/free-house-cleaning-printout/

    The weekly post planner I got from Barely Mommy: http://barelymommy.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-blog-planner-printable.html

    All the great quotes I found here: http://www.scribd.com/shannonplong/documents

  2. I have been looking at the Erin Condren planners as well, but like you i need a more customized system, so thanks for giving me a great Idea to do one myself!

  3. Thanks for the comments!!! I got the monthly tabs from Office Depot. this planner is 8.5×11. it’s a bit big so I will be trying to make a smaller one next month, plus adding a few new items. I will also be removing some things I found I didn’t need.


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  5. Hey! Great DIY, I waswondering what paper you used so that you cant see what’s on the other side (since you have so many colors). I want to make sure I get the right paper! Thanks! =)

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